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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Invalid Object Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021967
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021967
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0556   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 12 2009
Original Entry Date:  Apr 3 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, 2004 for Mac
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PowerPoint file that, when loaded by the target user, will access an invalid memory object and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The following versions are not affected:

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2003
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Open XML File Format Converter for Mac

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2000 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f443312a-ac74-4ebc-a4ac-7a756aa67894

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2002 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a24ec7ab-c1c7-4ddb-8b6e-107f1af67f49

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ccfa978b-3340-40db-a45d-c880ba36b106

2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=11f8380f-ffb6-4c22-a89c-3dc55d0f9834

2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 2, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=11f8380f-ffb6-4c22-a89c-3dc55d0f9834

PowerPoint Viewer 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6a57e6ed-bd24-406f-87bb-117391e083e0

PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 1 and PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=141b8338-5c52-4326-a9e4-d2f2d8940d9c

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e1d3a4c3-538a-4f98-8d60-250803a80e2a

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e1d3a4c3-538a-4f98-8d60-250803a80e2a

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-017.mspx

The vendor's original advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/969136.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-017.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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